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Dear Parents:

    Can you believe it’s already November?  October seems to have “haunted” its way through, leaving behind a memorable and fun-filled month!  Our Capron Park Zoo field trip was a success;  the safari/African animals  discovery center is well under way,  and the annual Halloween Party was a lot of fun.  The children decorated creepy cupcakes,  created “spooky” door decorations, and played Musical Ghosts.   A great time was had by all!


    The month of November brings about conversations of Thanksgiving, gratitude and turkeys, of course.  Some fun activities this month include playing Thanksgiving Bingo and  creating thankful pumpkins in project, and playing Stuff the Turkey, Turkey Tag and Fill the Cornucopia in the gym.  The Discovery Center theme will be “Inventions and Inventors”  towards the end of the month.


   The November birthday celebration will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14.   Happy Birthday this month to Ian M., Anvi T., Claire J., Jordan G., Anika N., and Anna C.  If you would like to send in a birthday snack in honor of your birthday child, please let us know.  


    The early release days in November are as follows:  11/1, 11/2, and 11/22.  Afternoon EDP is not open on 11/22  (Breakfast Bunch IS open, however), but we have fun things planned for the other two days!  On 11/1, we are hosting the New England Aquarium’s Tidepool Habitats program from 2:00-4:00 and 11/2 is a Movie Day -bring a stuffed friend!   Please remember that children should bring a lunch on these early release days.



    Thanksgiving is not too far away.  Please keep in mind that the Ashland Extended Day Program is open on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd,, for Breakfast Bunch only  (7:00-8:40).  The afternoon program will be closed that afternoon.   Please be sure to let your child’s teacher know how he/she will be getting home on the 22nd, whether by bus, walking or pick up.  It will cut down on some confusion for folks in the office.  


    Be sure to send your child to school with a jacket!  We go outside everyday unless it’s raining.  It can cool off considerably after 3:00, so please be sure your child comes to school with appropriate clothing.


    Scholastic book orders are due on Nov. 30.  It is a holiday edition, and it is a great way to do some holiday shopping!  Check out the flyer in your child’s take-home folder. You can also order online.  The online code can be found on the flyer.


    Tuition is due on or before the 25th of each month for the following month.  We do not send out a monthly bill for tuition.  You may submit a check or money order in person  or mail to Ashland Extended Day, 73 Fruit St., Ashland, MA, 01721.   A $5.00 late fee is added after 5 business days of non-payment.  Here is a schedule for when tuition is due for the year of 2017-18:

            November:  10/25

            December:  11/27

            January:  1/2

            February:  1/25

            March:  2/26

            April:  3/26

            May:  4/25

            June:  5/25, if applicable

Please note that due to the December holiday vacation, January tuition is due when school is back in session on Jan. 2 and then February tuition is due a few weeks later on Jan. 25.


    PLEASE REMEMBER TO CALL EDP OR SEND AN EMAIL IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ATTENDING EDP!!!   While we do communicate with the front office of the Warren School, we do ask that you also notify EDP if your child is absent from school, goes home on the bus, is getting picked up early from school, goes home from school sick, etc.   This is a safety issue!  Our main concern is the safety of your child!  Please let us know by 2:45.  Email: or phone: 508-532-8043


   The Ashland Extended Day Program closes each day at 6:00.  If you do not think you will be able to pick your child by 6:00, please be sure to arrange for someone else to pick your child up.  EDP staffers work other jobs, have families and obligations too, so please be respectful of time.    The cost for late pick up is $1.00 per minute.  

     Please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in to the EDP room with any questions or concerns.  You can send emails to   Have a great October!

The Warren EDP Staff:


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